Author: Lareissa Stumm

“When the viruses come, as they do from time to time, we rediscover the relevance of old ideas, such as public health and communities of compassion. The coming months will bring seasons of alarm and inappropriate comfort, as we think we’ve got it under control and then alarm again. We will live because of our… Read more »

We love learning more about each effort made to eat healthier foods, increase physical activity, and reduce chronic disease.  We’re so proud of all our faith communities and the work that they’re doing! Today, we’re focusing on the amazing progress being made in Robeson County. According to the 2015 State of County Health Report, 4… Read more »

Today, we’re excited to learn more about the Nebraska Extension and their work with Faithful Families! In Omaha, Bethesda Temple Seven Day Adventist Church participated in the Faithful Families Thriving Community program.  The church was eager to be part of the program and the pastor successfully recruited four lay leaders from the church to help… Read more »

Today, we’d like to highlight the wonderful things that NC State Extension is doing to support communities of faith in Halifax County! As a result of the designation as a Healthy Places for Healthy People community in 2018, the Town of Weldon worked with several partners to develop an action plan for improving health.  This… Read more »

Today, we’re here to highlight the wonderful work that NC State Extension is doing in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina! During the months of April and May 2019, Augusta Washington, Program Educator for the Cooperative Extension, started to teach a Faithful Families course on Wednesday evenings at the local Baptist church in Mecklenburg County. Twenty-five adult… Read more »

Today, we’d like to turn our attention to the University of Kentucky Extension to learn more about what they’ve done and the successes that they’ve experienced! Alivia Faris (County Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences Education at the University of Kentucky Extension) started a Faithful Families program in Louisa, KY. Faris commented, “The program has… Read more »

We’d love to take this opportunity today to highlight the Faithful Families programming that is happening in Guilford County, North Carolina! In response to the Faith Community Assessment and participation in the Faithful Families program, Locust Grove Baptist Church in Browns Summit, NC started a food pantry in May 2019. Thirteen adults participated in the… Read more »

Today we are excited to highlight Nebraska Extension and the amazing strides they have taken in promoting health in communities of faith! Faithful Families was introduced to the Grand Island community by a series of nine lessons, which included meal planning, label reading, fruits and vegetables, food safety, MyPlate, and physical activity. The class met… Read more »

Today, we’re excited to highlight the work that NC State Extension has been doing to support faith communities in Stokes County, North Carolina! Heros Helping Heroes, also known as Seeds of Hope, is a set of cooking/nutrition classes for low-resourced and foster families in Stokes County. “I set up my class so that kids were… Read more »

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